20+ Easy DIY Clothes Tutorials

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Making your own DIY clothes doesn’t have to be hard or even time consuming. In this resource guide, I’ve combed through best DIY clothes tutorials from the Creative Fashion Blog archives to bring you the best projects to create a handmade closet you can be proud of.

20 easy ways to DIY clothes your entire closet 2

So feel free to scroll through each tutorial and click through to see the full, step by step project and create your own DIY clothes!

MAKE A DIY KIMONO IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS

I love the versatility of a good kimono. They are the greatest thing to throw over a basic tank and jeans and suddenly, you’re more put together. Really though, have you ever seen a girl wearing a kimono and thought, “wow, she looks terrible?” A DIY kimono is also one of the most versatile things you’ll bring on a beach vacation. You could literally wear it to the airport, on the beach as a swimsuit cover-up (see my other swimsuit cover-ups here) and then over a casual outfit when you’re out and about. SEE THE 3-STEP TUTORIAL HERE.

how to make an easy DIY kimono

DIY SEAMLESS PANTIES

This DIY should take less than an hour to complete the first time and even less when you are making more since your pattern will be ready to go. There is even an easy to follow video tutorial to follow along! SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

How to make easy seamless DIY panties . A simple Victorias Secret knockoff tutorial

MAKE A DIY SEQUIN JACKET CARDIGAN

One of the biggest trends for Fall/ Winter at this past fashion week was sequins. Sequins for day, sequin skirts, sequin tops, and my absolute favorite: the sequin jacket. I love pairing it with distressed denim and a basic tank for an upscale, no-fuss look.

In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the process of creating your own pattern and then show you how to put it all together. Before you freak out, take a deep breathe. This process is easier than you think! When you are working with sequins, it’s best to keep the pattern as simple as possible. Extra pleats, darts, and design details will only complicate your project and make it hard to get together plus give it an awkward fit. The sequins tend to bulge inside darts and can’t be ironed. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

How to make a DIY Sequin Jacket Cardigan full tutorial

SIMPLE DIY TUBE DRESS

Have you ever noticed how often the most polished, chic clothes are also the simplest? While window shopping at a high-end boutique, I passed a dress similar to this one and was instantly drawn to it. The only thing I wasn’t drawn to was the high price tag. So, in this tutorial, we’ll be making the easiest DIY Tube Dress you’ve ever seen. SEE THE VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE.

How to make a simple summer DIY Tube Dress or Top tutorial with video instructions

HOW TO SEW A CIRCLE SKIRT 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to make a circle skirt, this full circle skirt pattern is going to be a game-changer.

There are few things as versatile as a a basic circle skirt. It’s timeless, feminine, flirty, and versatile all at the same time. What other piece in your closet has that kind of impact? SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

How to make a suede circle skirt . FREE pattern printable tutorial..

DIY SUNGLASSES CASE / SIMPLE CLUTCH

This DIY sunglasses case is the perfect little bag to keep your shades safe and scratch-free. You can also use it as a cute little pouch, or even a little clutch when you don’t want to carry much. Cuteness aside, the absolute best part about this little project is that is comes with a FREE Printable! SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

Basic Clutch sunglasses holder with FREE pdf printable pattern

HOW TO SEW A SKIRT BEGINNER TUTORIAL

If you’re just getting started, learning how to sew a skirt can be intimidating. Rest assured, this tutorial will walk you through how to make a simple maxi skirt in no time.

This skirt is soooooo easy to make. You are actually only going to be sewing a single seam! What this means for you is that this project truly is super-fast to make (you could whip it up today during an hour-long nap time) and is absolutely perfect for the beginner. SEE THE DIY CLOTHES TUTORIAL HERE.

how to sew a diy maxi skirt with slit

HOW TO MAKE DIY POM POM SHORTS

I absolutely love the comfortable-chic look of Pom Pom Shorts lately. They’re surprisingly versatile and easy to style. Wear them as a beach cover-up or with gladiator sandals and a simple t-shirt on a casual day. It feels like cheating to slip out of your pjs and into these comfy little things. Today I’m excited to share this DIY pom pom shorts tutorial so you can make your own! SEE THE FULL DIY CLOTHES TUTORIAL HERE.

make your own pom pom shorts with this simple tutorial

3 EASY STEPS TO MAKE A CASUAL DRAPED TOP

Making a draped top doesn’t have to be fussy or complicated. With just a few little hacks in the pattern, you can create a more elegant asymmetrical look without the frustration of excessive gathers and complicated patterns. SEE THE 3-STEP TUTORIAL HERE.

make This Draped Shirt from a basic square

MAKE THIS DIY MESSENGER BAG W/ PRINTABLE PDF SEWING PATTERN

The Boston Messeger Bag is a versatile, modern DIY messenger bag that is built to handle your day to day and keep you organized along the way. It is easy to sew and even comes with tips and tricks to make complete this project in heavy-duty vinyl, canvas, and even leather. This bag can also be made with or without the front flap, making The Boston Messenger Bag an adjustable-strap tote or a sleek messenger bag.

finished messenger bag 2

HOW TO SEW A SPRING BLOUSE

In THIS TUTORIAL, we’ll be stepping outside our comfort zones and creating this floral embroidered, fully lined, tunic top. I’ll walk you through how to sew a blouse step by step- so you have nothing to worry about! When you are done, you’ll feel so proud to wear this great fitting, spring top all season long.

DIY floral tunic for summer an easy sewing project

MAKE YOUR OWN PEARL ACCENT JEANS

Pearl Accent Jeans are all over fashion blogs lately and make for such a cute update on basic denim. I love how the neutral pearl beads coordinate with almost anything and are incredibly easy to style. The only problem (like so many trends) is the high price tag that goes along with it. Rest assured, I’ve got you covered. In less than 20 minutes you can give your old jeans an updated look and you can rock the trend for a fraction of the price! SEE HOW HERE.

Add Pearl Beads To Your Old Jeans for a new look . Denim refashion idea.

HOW TO MAKE A DIY WOVEN PURSE (FROM PLACEMATS!)

Like so many of you guys, I absolutely love the look of all the woven purses in stores lately. A woven purse is perfectly casual, matches almost anything, and perfectly bohemian.

So why don’t we DIY one?

Since weaving our own wicker fabrics would be too time consuming and technical, I thought up an easier alternative.

Why don’t  we make our DIY woven purse out of placemats! SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

How to make a woven purse from a decorative straw charging plate

DIY THIS EASY BOHO OFF SHOULDER TOP

I love the draped, feminine look of this lace top. You’ll be so surprised to learn just how quick it is to make! I loved making it out of a white lace because it added a gorgeous, delicate drape and texture to whatever you decide to wear it with.

Once you’ve made this off shoulder top once, you’ll probably want to make it out of plaid, jersey, and more! It’s such a versatile pattern and can be styled so many ways. If it’s made of a heavier fabric, it makes an excellent layering piece as fall rolls in as well. SEE THE SIMPLE DIY CLOTHES TUTORIAL HERE.

How to make an easy DIY lace shirt with this simple fashion clothing tutorial

HOW TO MAKE STONE & WIRE WRAPPED RINGS

These DIY wire wrapped rings are surprisingly simple to make and are perfect for the absolute beginner jewelry-maker!

What I love most about this little DIY is that you can make so many at a time. Give some to friends or make them in different sizes and wear several at a time for a boho-layered look. The stacked wire layers in the back can be separated for a bigger presence on your finger or kept tightly wound for a more delicate look.

Add stones in different sizes and colors to create interesting and completely new looks. This project is easy to complete on a quiet afternoon and make great, thoughtful gifts. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

DIY Wire wrapped Rings

HOW TO SEW AN EASY DIY CROP TOP

While crop tops in general are always fun and flirty, I especially like the polished look of this DIY Crop Top in particular.  It looks far more sophisticated than a hacked up t-shirt and doesn’t take much more time to complete. I’m gunna call that a total win-win.

This DIY crop top is unique because it’s crazy-simple to make (the video tutorial is less than 3 minutes long!) and looks feminine when you’re done. This is the perfect project if you’re just barely getting started sewing and are scared to make your own patterns yet. I’ll hold your hand and walk you through every step of the way. SEE THE TUTORIAL HERE.

how to make an easy criss-cross crop top shirt

EASY DIY CAFTAN DRESS TUTORIAL

This super simple DIY caftan dress takes less than an hour to complete and doesn’t require a pattern whatsoever. The best part? I’ve even created an easy-to-follow video to walk you through each step!

Before we really dive in, what exactly is a caftan? Caftans are those flowy, beach dresses that always look to elegant and chic but also are sooooooo incredibly comfortable. You can either wear this dress belted to define your waistline or wear it like an uber-comfortable dress. No joke- this dress is perfect for every hot summer day when you’re not sure what to wear or those days when you want to look put together but have absolutely zero motivation.

It’s the perfect go-to piece to have on hand. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

how to make an easy diy caftan

HOW TO MAKE A SILK DIY ASYMMETRICAL TOP

In this tutorial we’ll also be learning some tips and tricks in working with silk fabrics, how to hem your shirt, and how to care for it when it’s completed.

I used two methods to hem the neckline and armholes for this top and the asymmetrical bottom. Today, I’ll show you how to do both! SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

How to make a silk asymmetrical blouse.. DIY new pattern shirt easy sewing tutorial..

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN MAXI DRESS . A DIY TENT DRESS TUTORIAL

Wanna learn how to make your own maxi dress? This DIY will show you exactly how in less than an hour without a pattern! Trust me. I’ll hold your hand the entire way and walk you through each step. It will be so much easier than you think!

This DIY maxi dress has a beautifully draped front and high neckline. The front drape makes this uber-comfortable silhouette still feminine and can be worn almost anywhere from a beach vacation to dinner dates. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

Easy DIY Boho Chic Dresses You Can Totally make Yourself

POM POM SANDALS DIY

Don’t you just love the pom pom trend? There’s something about the bright pops of color that just brightens my day too. For this simple DIY, we’ll be giving our summer shoes a fun little face lift into some DIY pom pom sandals. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

DIY Pom Pom Shoes. Makeover gladiator sandals or ballet flats with this summer refashion

LEARN TO EMBROIDER YOUR JEANS 

Adding custom embroidery to a basic pair of jeans can really make an impact, but getting started with embroidery can also be incredibly intimidating. That’s why in this tutorial, we’ll be going over 3 easy ways to embroider your jeans even if you are an absolute beginner.

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love the look of DIY Embroidered Jeans. There’s something so fun about creating a pair that looks exactly how you like and making something that is truly one-of-a-kind. But I guess that’s the joy in creating something individual that’s just for you. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

3 Ways to Embroider Jeans For The Absolute Beginner

DIY POM POM WOVEN PURSE

Bright, woven purses are everywhere this season but often, the price tag can be just as impressive as the trend. To create this DIY, you’ll need to block out about 10 minutes and collect a few supplies. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

Pom Pom Woven Purse DIY Tutorial

THE EASIEST SHIFT DRESS PATTERN W/ PRINTABLE DOWNLOAD

This shift dress comes with a super-simple printable pdf pattern and full tutorial that can be completed in about two hours. The waist sash defines your waist in a comfortable way that completely takes the guesswork out of sewing the perfect fit. You can also lengthen and shorten the hemline to create midi dresses, maxi dresses, and the mini dress pictured in this tutorial. That’s the joy in handmade DIY clothes after all right? You get to add your own personality and hack the pattern to make it your own. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
Sew a Simple Ruffle Sleeve Dress
I hope you loved these DIY clothes tutorials and try a few out! If you have any questions, please just leave a comment below and let me know how I can help.

Lisa Mecham

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